Tuesday, October 22, 2013

What do your students know about Labour Day?

Samuel Parnell

New Zealand celebrated Labour Day 22 October - and schools were closed.
What do your students know about Labour Day?
Who was Samuel Parnell?
 Researching the topic would make an interesting 'mini study'.
 Ideal literacy tasks could be negotiated with your class to research.
After the study check to see how their ideas have changed?/

What conditions did working men have before Labour Day was legislated?
 What did the legislation establish?
Why did working people need unions?
New Plymouth Labour Day Celebration
Do they celebrate Labour Day in other countries?
 MP Andrew Little at Labour Party stall
Older students mike like to research the role of unions in assisting the working classes and why they are seen ambivalently by so many today.

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